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Major Gifts Officer

Chautauqua Institution, Remote Optional + Chautauqua, New York

For nearly 150 years, Chautauqua Institution has been a place where families, friends, couples, and singles gather each summer to relax and renew in a quintessential lakeside community setting that has inspired minds and hearts, solutions, and resolutions. Chautauqua is a global convener of dialogue and debate on the most significant issues of the day through engagement across four programmatic and thematic pillars—arts, education, religion, and recreation. The full impact of Chautauqua is found in the mix of experiences between and among the pillars.

As Chautauquans prepare to celebrate the Institution’s 150th anniversary, they stand as deeply committed as ever to their founding roots and to preserving the treasure in their care. They look ahead more eagerly than ever to explore new ways of bringing their founding mission to life.

The Opportunity

Chautauqua Institution is seeking an innovative and collaborative development professional to serve as a Major Gifts Officer. Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Advancement and working closely with the Advancement leadership team, Institution President, Foundation Executive Director, and program partners, the incumbent is responsible for the discovery of new donors, cultivating current donors, and reengaging lapsed constituents. The successful candidate will be a high-energy, intellectually curious, and broad thinker who has a proven history of closing five- and six-figure gifts. In addition, the candidate will be comfortable immersing themselves in the Chautauqua community and believe strongly in their mission, representing the Institution with great pride and growing their development team as the Institution celebrates its milestone anniversary.

This role would have an option to be remote (preferably DC) but would need to be in Chautauqua for the entire summer season.

To Learn More and Nominate Qualified Candidates


Maureen Huminik

Vice President

Abbey Flaherty


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